Another shape of things that happened again
February 1 – March 28, 2013
Opening Reception on Friday, February 1, 6 – 9 PM
Artist talk with Jerry Carniglia and Randy Colosky,
moderated by John Zurier: Saturday February 9, 2–3 PM
Open during Oakland Art Murmur Friday, March 1, 6 – 9 PM
Oakland, CA Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to present Another shape of things that happened again, a solo exhibition of work by Randy Colosky. Colosky transforms ordinary objects into aesthetically powerful, thought-provoking and witty sculptures, installations and two-dimensional works. His art materials are often those used in building construction, the artist’s other trade. Recalling the work of Minimalist and post-minimalist artists like Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Robert Morris, Colosky creates pared-down arrangements that highlight the evocative nature of contemporary materials. In Colosky’s case, however, objects are not always stripped to the point of non-recognition of their familiar uses. Their meanings are simply expanded beyond the functional, so that they encompass multiple layers. While enabling bricks, shower rods, lead and other mundane materials to be associated with ideas from broad-reaching fields such as archeology, history, science, philosophy and spirituality, Colosky reminds us of the potential for transcendence in the everyday.
About the artist: Randy Colosky is a Bay Area artist who earned his BFA in ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1987. His work has been exhibited extensively since 2005, including at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, the Luggage Store, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Southern Exposure, and the Lab in San Francisco, KALA Art Institute in Berkeley and Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago. He is the recipient of grants or awards from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Fleischhacker Foundation. This is Colosky’s second exhibition at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary.